The Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards partnered with the City of Moose Jaw and Sunningdale Elementary School to plant 205 trees between Sunningdale School and Thatcher Drive. These trees are a part of the Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program, a program launched by the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW) and in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada to distribute 24,000 native trees across Saskatchewan in efforts to minimize the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Over 2,000 trees have been distributed to schools across the Moose Jaw River Watershed.
Sunningdale School chose to plant their trees near the school to contribute to the green spaces in Moose Jaw.
The City of Moose Jaw has generously agreed to care for the trees during the summer and are adding the trees to their watering route. They have also prepared the ground for the trees to make planting easier. The students at Sunningdale Elementary School did the planting and took the opportunity to learn about climate change and natural-based solutions.
A huge thank you to everyone involved, especially the dedicated students of Sunningdale that did such a great job planting these trees!